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Hilda Arnsteinová, roz. Sommerová (1911 - 2010) - Biography


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As a young girl I didn’t really know what I look like, that was a matter of five minutes

Hilda Arnsteinová was born on 25 of March 1911 in Karlovy Vary where she spent a happy childhood surrounded by the local nature. In 1923, the family moved to Prague because of her father who worked at the Unionbanka of which he later became the general manager. At the age of 20 she married with a Viennese German named Friedrich Kurss and they had two children. In 1940, her husband divorced her due to her Jewish origin and also prevented her from seeing her children. In 1941, she was transported to Theresienstadt. After the war she managed to get her children back, she married again and worked as a clerk for foreign correspondence and as a German teacher. She died on 25th November 2010 at the age of 99.

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